Saturday, October 11, 2008

SBS25 Challenge No 1

The first challenge issued to the members of SBS25 was to make 5 cards using the same image and the same colours. Didn't sound too hard. Then why did I find it so difficult?

I decided to make Christmas cards as I have a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack coming up at the end of August and I needed samples. I just love the Season of Joy stamp set so that choice was easy. Then I had to select the colours. I wanted to use at least 2 of the current (Australia-NZ) In Colours so I went to the '08 In Colour Combo chart that SU has for demostrators. I chose Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa and So Saffron. I added Brushed Gold to the mix for a bit of sparkle.

Here's the cards I came up with.

I used Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon on two of the cards and the retired Gold Organdy ribbon on a third. I used a different colour base card for each card. I'm not 100% happy with all of them but I think, as a group, I like them.

What do you think?

14 comments:

kareNstampZ said...

Sharon that's clever & beautiful. I'm still undecided about this set but seeing so many cards that are lovely - maybe it will have to go on my wishlist

Nerine .P. said...

Very nice Sharon...I like them.

Chrissie said...

I love them all.. I love cards that have a common theme. Great work!

Susie said...

This a very cute set I love it.......I can't believe you have already done your I am bearly going on my 3rd on ggggrrrrrrrrr

Natasha said...

I really like these Sharon - it's a lovely colour combo. Will have to give it a whirl

Valems said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Sharon, I really love all of them.

Hugs Vanja

Janet said...

great job on the challenge:) I have entered you for the draw!! thanks for playing:)
hugs

Stepher said...

These are lovely I love the colors! great job!

Debby said...

Sharon these are wonderful! I didn't have time to participate however I really love what you did. Super super cute!

n8tvtexan said...

Love your challenge cards! I can't wait to get approved for the group so I can see all the challenges.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards Sharon, Love the colours.

Judy said...

Clever girl using the xmas theme. They look lovely.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Hi Sharon, Great card and colour combination. I received this stamp set this week so I will be creating more Christmas cards in the coming weeks. I did complete three yesterday but that's now 8 and about 72 to go...I need to pick up the pace or Christmas will be here so very soon.

Leslie said...

Good for you finishing the challenge! I worked on it, but didn't finish it in time. Check mine out if you have any time, I went a little different than you, I decorated each stamp differently and put them all on different backgrounds.
Yours looks so sweet and simple.
Hope you have a great week Sharon, Hugs, Leslie